Horoscope readers beware: you may not be as compatible with the love of your life as you thought. Host Scott Simon speaks with Parke Kunkle, a Minnesota astronomer who discovered that the zodiac calendar designed in ancient Babylon is off by about a month. Astrologers are not pleased.
The shooting attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords cast a pall over Capitol Hill this week. House Republicans postponed their vote to repeal the health care law and there were calls for a less rancorous tone in congressional politics.
Next week, Republicans will return to their legislative agenda. And in Baltimore on Friday at their annual retreat, they talked about how they will do it.
Still, there were plenty of reminders of the past week's events at the retreat, starting with the large numbers of police and security.
When Dick Wolf's original Law and Order didn't return for a 21st season, fans of the show were bereft. There's still plenty in the way of spin-offs -- Law and Order: L.A., anyone? -- and knock-offs, of course. But the heart of Law and Order lies in the screech of subways, sausage and falafel carts, all the din and clatter of street life.
Which is why Wolf took his show across the pond to London last year.
When Jared Loughner walked into the Tucson gun store where authorities allege he put down his money for a Glock 19 in November, the store owner sent a request to run Loughner's name through the FBI's database of criminals, fugitives, illegal immigrants and mentally ill to see if Loughner was among them.